Building & Construction News

Cement imports rocket by 51% in the first eight months of 2021

  • 29-10-2021
  • Moneyweb

Cement imports increased by 51% to 749 671 tons with a free on board (FOB) value of R445 million in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2020, but that was when Covid-19 lockdown restrictions hampered imports.

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McCormick opens its second Eastern Cape Development, Flagstaff Square

  • 29-10-2021
  • Property Wheel

Rural retail development specialists, McCormick Property Development, have expanded their footprint in the Eastern Cape with the launch of Flagstaff Square.

The centre brings its total number of rural retail developments to 69 and their ...

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City investigates Glenmore construction

  • 28-10-2021
  • Berea Mail

THE eThekwini Municipality’s spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said the City will investigate and clamp down on any illegal residential buildings.

This comes after Glenmore resident Karin Dreyer raised alarm bells over construction on...

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Small and medium general building confidence at highest level in three years

  • 28-10-2021
  • Cbn

Activity is being driven partly by the rebuilding of infrastructure damaged in the July unrest.

Confidence in the general building sector of the construction industry has improved to its highest level in three years.

It is bein...

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Blue Origin Is Building Its Own Private Space Station

  • 27-10-2021
  • IGN Africa

Blue Origin has announced plans to launch a commercial space station called Orbital Reef, which the company aims to open for business in the latter half of this decade.

As reported by Space.com, the Orbital Reef station will be buil...

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Plumbers stage sit-in at eThekwini Water and Sanitation offices over proposed changes to their contract work

  • 27-10-2021
  • IOL

DURBAN - At least 100 plumbers staged a sit-in outside the eThekwini Water and Sanitation Offices in the Durban City Centre yesterday.

The protesters waited for an official from the municipality to address them on the proposed changes to...

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Qualified plumbers help mitigate and eliminate risks

  • 26-10-2021
  • The Content Engine

The role of qualified plumbers transcends the design and installation, as well as maintenance and repair of plumbing systems by also efficiently managing the risks associated with all of these processes.

“Professional plumbing serv...

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Explosion of private solar and wind power for South Africa

  • 26-10-2021
  • My Broadband

Eskom announced on Tuesday that it had shared its Transmission Development Plan (TDP) for the period 2022 to 2031 with stakeholders during a virtual public forum.

This forms part of the power utility’s transmission licence requirem...

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Why do a joint venture when you could sub-contract?

  • 25-10-2021
  • Taranis

We are receiving weekly enquiries from bidders as to how to go about forming a joint venture and which partner’s details must be inserted on the tender forms, etc.

Upon closer assessment, we would advise these bidders to rather con...

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Construction All Risks Insurance a must for all property owners before renovating

  • 25-10-2021
  • Property Wheel

Before you bring a contractor on site when planning improvements to your residential or commercial property, you need to establish whether a ‘Construction All-Risks’ insurance policy is required.

Although standard building in...

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